In our lives… the biggest change in our lives is definitely a start of kindergarten. What an exciting time for our daughter – so many new things to take in, so many new rules to learn and so many new opportunities to make friends – for her and for us. Anna’s kindergarten ends at 12:10 pm, and she will be attending an on-premise YMCA daycare 3 days a week until one of us comes from work and picks her up. Majority of her classmates have working parents as well and will go to YMCA with her. Anna’s highlights so far included a treasure hunt on the first day of school, doing “science with magnifying glass” on the second day and learning to play “hot lava monster” in YMCA.
Afterschooling… was very relaxed. Every day after school Anna was wandering off to her desk to do a bit of this and that. Eventually the bits of this and that have been converted into this circus collage, and she is very proud of it. We are also learning a bit about Russia, which might give you a hint as to what FIAR book we are currently on :) Yes, we still do a lazy FIAR with one “special book” a week.
Places we are going… This was definitely a week of “firsts”. Anna really enjoyed her first visit to the circus which was quickly eclipsed by the first school day and first day at YMCA. We have also signed her up for gymnastics, and she had her first class this week. We really hope that gymnastics will help her to develop the strength and coordination and keep up with her bigger and older classmates.
Favorite moment – watching my daughter walk confidently into a classroom full of unfamiliar kids who are all so much taller than she is.
A theological discussion with Anna:
- Anna (out of the blue as usual): Death is worse than sickness. You can recover from sickness but you cannot recover from death. Only Jesus recovered from death.
- Me: Jesus and some other magical characters.
- Anna: Jesus is not magical. He is real. I believe in Him. I want to write a letter to God to tell him to make more good things in the world and make bad things go away.
- Me: And how do you plan to deliver this letter?
- Anna: Well, I’ll put it in the envelope, and I will write on the envelope, “To God in the Milky Way”. That’s where He lives.